Grizedale Arts

The Nuisance Of Landscape

You are warmly invited to The Nuisance of Landscape - a major survey show of our work over the last 15 years; from rotting sculpture in a forest to super social utility. It features the work of several hundred artists we have worked with, many household and craft obhects from our collections, and also represents recent community projects we've done at home and abroad.
The exhibition runs from October 10 to December 20 across four venues in South Lakeland:
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Blackwell (the Arts and Crafts House) and the Coniston Institute.

Adam Sutherland (Grizedale Arts) introduces The Nuisance of Landscape from Karen Guthrie on Vimeo.

After Ford 151: Blackwell's Dark Place

Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House

October 10 - December 20

The story of the failure of the political ambitions of craft and design: utopian ambitions mixed with an uncomfortable relationship between machine, hand and economics. And a smoke machine with lasers.

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Museum of Lakeland Life

10 October - 20 December

Laure Prouvost's Turner Prize winning Wantee is now on display integrated into the interior displays of the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry as part of the Nuisance of Landscape retrospective. Visit as part of the four venue programme with Lakeland Arts Trust and the Coniston Institute.

The Honesty Shop

The Honest Shop at Coniston Institute is now up and running and open every day. Selling only locally produced products made by the village. Fresh veg from the surrounding gardens and allotments, freezer meals made by the Youth Club, alpaca knitwear from a nearby farm, home baking from many of the local ladies and much more!


The Confessions Of The Imperfect

Confessions of the Imperfect: On Art, History and Use: 1848 - 1989 - today

A large scale historical survey show in Eindhoven co-curated by Grizedale Arts and the Van Abbe Museum opening November 22 to February 22. This exhibition presents a new history of art according to use value - from John Ruskin to Edward Snowden, with contributions from John Ruskin, Renzo Martens, Fernando Dory Garcia, Liam Gillick, Alexadra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus, Alan Turing, Wendelien van Oldenburgh and many, many more.

It's All About The Landscape

Coniston Institute, Yewdale Road, Coniston

10 October - 1 December

A historical landscape exhibition with picutres from Cumbrian country house collections in a structure designed and built by DJ Simpson alongside Arts and Crafts Shop, Coffee House,Lectures and Talks, Craft and Design Workshops, Indoor Bowls, Useful and Genuinely Local Souvenirs and Products Produced on Site, Film Screenings, Public Maker Space, Massage Therapy.

Buy Our Book Online

Kevin Reid performs (2003)Grizedale Arts - Adding Complexity to Confusion is a lavishly illustrated romp through the last decade of our projects and it's now available to BUY ONLINE HERE.

Grizedale Arts is made possible by the ongoing support of Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council

Grizedale Arts is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with Tate and the Plus Tate family of visual arts organisations

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